Sumaya Al Hammadi • Eastern Province
The National Center of Meteorology expected the continuation of the tropical state (Pepergui) in the Arabian Sea as a first-class hurricane during the next 24 hours, with its direction north towards the Indo-Pakistani coasts, where wind speeds ranged around the center between 120 and 140 km/h, and the speed of the hurricane was 8 km/h.
And the center stated in a statement yesterday, that the current situation of “Pepperjoy” remains a first-class hurricane, and it is concentrated in the middle of the eastern Arabian Sea at latitude 22.1 north and longitude 66.5, and the wind speed around the center is 140 to 150 km / h, with formations of cumulonimbus clouds around the depression. The center reaffirmed that there is no effect of this tropical condition in the country.
The Center appealed to the public not to spread rumors about sea water levels on the beaches of the eastern coast, and to follow its weather bulletins. The center stated in a statement that some beaches on the eastern coast witnessed limited entry of sea water as a result of its coinciding with the period of the highest tide and a long sea wave coming from the depth of the Sea of Oman, as low-lying areas are usually affected by this tide. In its statement, the center expected that this matter would be repeated during the high tide this morning.
In addition, the concerned authorities in the eastern region revealed their full readiness to face any effects resulting from the tropical situation in the Arabian Sea, confirming the receding of high waves on its shores, after they rose from their normal levels during the past days.
As a precautionary measure, the competent authorities closed Al-Raguilat Beach in the Emirate of Fujairah, and the municipalities of Khorfakkan and Kalbaa placed red flags along their beaches to prevent people from going to the beach and entering the sea.
The municipalities of the Eastern Region, represented by the Municipality of Kalba, Khor Fakkan and Fujairah, also raised the readiness of the emergency teams to work around the clock, and to deal with reports very quickly through hotlines.
The head of the Kalba Municipal Council, Dr. Obaid Al Zaabi, confirmed to «Emirates Today» that the effects of the high waves were simple and did not cause any negative results or material and human losses, but were limited to the high waves.
For its part, the Fujairah Municipality has allocated a hotline to receive public communications and immediate action, and has distributed manpower, machinery and equipment to prepare for any emergency.
In addition, the fishing movement stopped completely in the areas of the eastern coast for a period of three days, and it may continue to stop for the next two days. as a result of sea turbulence.
While the National Center of Meteorology announced that next Wednesday, the sun will witness an apparent perpendicularity to the Tropic of Cancer, marking the official start of the summer season, pointing out that the country will witness during that day the longest day of the year, and it will witness a rise in temperatures all over. An average of about two to three degrees Celsius.
The center indicated that the coming days are witnessing a significant weakness and decline in the impact of the Siberian air high in the country, in addition to being affected by thermal depressions in the region, especially the seasonal Indian depression that extends over the country from the east, in addition to the emergence of amounts of clouds sometimes in some areas, with the possibility of Cumulus clouds form over the eastern mountains in the afternoon hours, and the chances of cumulus cloud formation increase during the coming days, which may include rain.
The center expected that today’s weather will be dusty and partly cloudy at times, with a drop in temperatures, while the northwesterly winds will be moderate to brisk and strong at times, causing dust and dirt, which leads to a decrease in the horizontal visibility, and the sea will be turbulent to very turbulent at times. The Arabian Gulf and the average wave in the Sea of Oman.
The National Center of Meteorology expected that the percentage of humidity in the air would decrease slightly during the coming period, as the chances of fog and light mist formation are weak and their frequency will decrease, indicating that the average temperature ranges between 33.0 and 35.7 degrees Celsius, with the average maximum temperature between 39.7 and 42. .7 degrees Celsius, and the average minimum temperature is between 26.6 and 29.2 degrees Celsius.
Ibrahim Al Jarwan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Astronomical Society, said that the coasts of the region did not witness any direct effects resulting from the tropical condition, and were limited to a wave height of three meters at their normal rate, not accompanied by winds, cumulus clouds, or thunderstorms, indicating that the effects experienced by the coasts normal, not exceptional.